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Old 05-27-2010, 12:19 PM
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Yea, I did. You can rent a bearing puller from AutoZone that bolts to the lugs.
Thanks. Once you pulled off the hub, did te bearing just pop right off?
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The bearing will need to be removed by a hydraulic press.
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The bearing will need to be removed by a hydraulic press.
Yea. I have taken the four bolts off that hold the bearing and hub assembly to the car and I thought the hole assembly would just fall out. It feels as though there is something else holding it onto the car. I have a copy of the FSM and from the looks of the diagram there are only 4 bolts that hole the bearing and the hub to the car. If I were to use the bearing puller to pull the hub apart from the bearing, will the bearing just come loose from the car?





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Do you have to do this step. I thought after you take out the four bolts the whole assembly would just come right out. Do you have to do this step in order to take out the hub and the assembly?
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Ok, looks like your bearing split apart when removing the hub assembly. Also, looks like the four bolts are not removed in the second picture. Once you remove those the bearing will separate.
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To fully remove the bushing you must remove the four bolts. Then reinstall the bearing/hub assembly when both pieces are pressed together.

Did you buy the new bearing yet?
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why changing a hub when only bearing needs to be replaced?

Why not clean up the old hub and reinstall?
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why changing a hub when only bearing needs to be replaced?

Why not clean up the old hub and reinstall?
Yea thats what I plan on doing. I ended up using a slide hammer to get the whole assembly off the car. I am waiting for the new bearing to come in then its off to my friends shopped to get the old bearing pressed off and the new bearing pressed on. Thanks for the help, this DIY is has some great info in it.
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To fully remove the bushing you must remove the four bolts. Then reinstall the bearing/hub assembly when both pieces are pressed together.

Did you buy the new bearing yet?
Sorry the pics that I posted where from the thread, I used them show the part that I was talking about. Sorry I should of clarified that. I understand whats going on now. Like I said my previous post I just ended up using s slide hammer to get that dam assembly out. Thanks for the help AARONHL.
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why changing a hub when only bearing needs to be replaced?

Why not clean up the old hub and reinstall?
bearing failure can cause distortion in hub, especially if you have been driving with the bad bearing for extended periods of time.

again, I think it is more of a peace of mind issue than anything else.

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bearing failure can cause distortion in hub, especially if you have been driving with the bad bearing for extended periods of time.

again, I think it is more of a peace of mind issue than anything else.

vinh
if there is an obvious damage to the hub than yeah but it it's only rust in most cases you can prolly save the hub I think.
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bumpin this thread again with a question.

i want to take my hub off so that i can replace my studs with longer ones. do i have to replace the bearing when i do this? or is it 2 different peices? is there any risk involved in this with messing up the beearing causing me to need to replace it?
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there is no need to remove the bearings. you'll just need to get access to the four bolts in the back. the hub/bearing assembly should come out as one piece.

bang out the old studs and install the new ones.

just looking at the pics i posted, i do not know if there is clearance to remove the studs without having to remove the hub. that may just be for the fronts where you can do not. just make sure that this is not possible before you begin removing the hub/bearing assembly.
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so do i need to remove the 4 bolts to take off just the hub assembly? im not taking the bearing off
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i have tried and tried to get the hub off. the 4 bolts are still in. and the hub is still on. the axle is pushed in as far as it can possibly go and the hub will not budge. i tried to just get the 4 bolts on and take the whole assembly out as 1 but even those were so damn tight that those wouldnt budge either. any ideas?
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where did u order your wheel bearing from?

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